Category Archives: Favela Tourism

Rio’s Favela Tourism ~ a first-person look

By Dian Hasan | September18, 2009 With the growing popularity of “do good” travel or “doing good while traveling” of today, fueled by people’s increased awareness of the planet and its contents, one area of travel that has received renewed … Continue reading

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Poverty-stricken townships in South Africa drawing large number of tourists

South Africa is drawing large number of tourists these days. If you are thinking that it is some museum or any other tourist spot that is luring large number of people, then i must tell you that you are wrong. … Continue reading

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Reality Tourism ~ Kenya’s Kibera slum Tours

Looking beyond its wildlife and nature’s endowments there is much poverty and destitution in Africa. James Asudi, general manager of Kenyan-based Victoria Safaris has come up with a novel idea to show case the same; Slum Tours. One-day visitors tread … Continue reading

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New Kitintale Skate Park empowers Kampala teenagers to stay active and out of trouble

By Dian Hasan | September 5, 2009 Research says that children who are physically active, or get into sports, take their mind off of unnecessary adverse activities. Sports keeps the young bodies (and minds) active and energized. After all, getting … Continue reading

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Foundations for Understanding Philantrophic Travel

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) states that if responsible practices are in place, Philanthropic Travel is the natural interlocutor between the wealth and desires of the global traveler and the socio-economic needs of some of the world’s … Continue reading

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Poverty Tourism ~ what is it really?

If you are a long-time traveler who enjoys venturing to distant locales and really experiencing a place, chances are you’ve found yourself in a place like Africa or India where the poverty around you is overwhelming. I was in India … Continue reading

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